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Darren Skilton Finishes One Second Behind Nasser Al-Attiyah On First Stage of Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally has typically started with WRC-style gravel roads since moving to South America, but this year the ASO course designers headed straight for the coastal dunes at Necochea for a 57 kilometer special stage to start the 2012 rally.  Darren Skilton finished just one second behind 2010 champion Nasser …
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Darren Skilton Looks For Back To Back Victories For General Tire In His Return To The Legendary Dakar Rally

Darren Skilton has an addiction with Dakar that began over a decade ago.  Since that time he has become the United States representative for the race’s sanctioning body (ASO) and returned to the rally in a myriad of capacities including navigator, support driver, mechanic, and racer.  Last year Skilton and …
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General Tire to Sponsor Three Entries for the 2012 Dakar Rally, Looking to Repeat 2011 Win

General Tire partners with Baja Automotive for the December 29, 2011 – January 15, 2012 Dakar Rally. Darren Skilton, Joaquin De Uriarte and Mark McMillin to pilot the entries. All three entries will race on General’s Grabber tire across the rugged and unpredictable race course. Fort Mill, SC – (December …
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General Grabber’s Help Carl Renezeder ‘Grab’ LOORRS Pro-4 Unlimited Championship

Carl Renezeder chalks up eighth career championship at LOORRS finale. Fort Mill, SC – (December 20, 2011) With championships, pride and the largest pay day in short-course history on the line, the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season did not disappoint. Carl Renezeder led the Team GT …
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Mad Media & Best in The Desert to Produce the Greatest Off-Road Race in the World – The Legendary Mint 400

The world-renowned General Tire Mint 400 was recently acquired by The Martelli Brothers – partners in the nationally recognized marketing/production group Mad Media – who have since formed a multi-year partnership with Casey Folks of Best in the Desert to manage the event.  The Mint will now be part of …
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General Tire, Wahoo’s and Azunia Tequila Deliver a World of Possibilities to Rancho El Milagro

The fifth annual Baja Children’s Support Run raised $3,000 to buy supplies in addition to building a multi-media center for more than 40 orphans. Fort Mill, S.C. – Nov. 23, 2011. General Tire, Wahoo’s Tacos and Azunia Tequila, delivered an early Thanksgiving to some deserving orphans at the Rancho El …
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General Tire Kicks Off Baja Race With First Annual Off-Road Street Fiesta at Papas & Beer

General Tire, Method Race Wheels and Monster Energy to sponsor the first annual event held Thursday, November 17 from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. PST. Event open to the general public and will include driver autograph sessions, race truck exhibits, Takon Machine, and other activities for the entire family. Fort Mill, …
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Join General Tire, Wahoo’s and Azunia Tequila in Their Race to Help Rancho El Milagro Orphanage

Wahoo’s Tacos, General Tire and Azunia Tequila to support the annual Children’s Support Run V benefitting the Rancho El Milagro orphanage   Fort Mill, S.C. – Nov. 11, 2011. General Tire, Wahoo’s Tacos and Azunia Tequila, along with some of their off-road friends, will champion the Baja Children’s Support Run …
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OFF-ROAD MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME SILENT AUCTION AND INDUCTION CEREMONY SET TO TAKE PLACE IN CONJUNCTION WITH 2011 LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD EXPO

POMONA, CALIF. (October 4, 2011) – The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire continues its commitment to the off-road community, not only with the full schedule of exhibits and events on October 8 and 9, but also with its ongoing support of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame …
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2011 LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD EXPO ANNOUNCES BLUERIBBON COALITION AS 2011 CHARITY OF CHOICE

Buy Tickets with Code BRC2011 and Help Save Trails POMONA, CALIF. (September 12, 2011) – The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9, with BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) as the official event charity.  Advance tickets purchased with the special …
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Mike Childress Looks To Build Upon His General Tire SNORE Mint 400 Win At This Weekend’s BITD Silver State 300

Mike Childress and navigator Jimmy Hook stunned the competition when they bested a talent-rich field of 16 Class 1 Unlimited drivers at this year’s General Tire SNORE Mint 400.  “People were surprised that we beat Harvey Letner and TJ Flores in only our second race in the new THR Motorsports …